Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 15 13
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 19.74% 7.41% 12.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.73% 8.22% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
West Lothian median daily rate £288 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +53.06% -34.67%
10th Percentile £262 £363 £209
90th Percentile £388 £388 £356
Scotland median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £10.50 £14.46
% change year-on-year - -27.40% -52.58%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 66 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 86.84% 90.12% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 55 42
West Lothian median daily rate £363 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +17.22% -9.00%
10th Percentile £218 £266 £237
90th Percentile £530 £434 £424
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £353
% change year-on-year +2.56% +10.56% -5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
West Lothian median hourly rate £17.50 - £9.23
10th Percentile £12.44 - £8.14
90th Percentile £30.50 - £28.35
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% +6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston +14 15 £288 -23.33% 5
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (66.67%) Scrum
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) QA
4 7 (46.67%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) Selenium
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) JUnit
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) JSON
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) RESTful
7 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
7 4 (26.67%) DbUnit
8 3 (20.00%) Mockito
8 3 (20.00%) Release Management
8 3 (20.00%) HTML
8 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (13.33%) Artifactory
9 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
9 2 (13.33%) Kafka
9 2 (13.33%) Docker
9 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
9 2 (13.33%) Microservices

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) JUnit
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) DbUnit
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) Mockito
5 2 (13.33%) Artifactory
5 2 (13.33%) CppUnit
5 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
5 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) QA Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Charles River Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) Kafka
3 2 (13.33%) Node.js
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) WebSockets
3 2 (13.33%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) Angular 2
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) Spring Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Microservices
5 2 (13.33%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
5 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Charles River
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft